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By XDA_RealLifeReview, RealLifeReview Dude on 12th October 2017, 04:00 PM | Average Rating:
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It's amazing how much we actually use our phones in a given day, especially when we watch "videos"! Rate this thread to express how many hours of screen-on time you can get on the Huawei Mate 10 before depleting the battery.

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3rd November 2017, 03:21 AM |#2  
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6 hours 20 min
Just got mine a couple of days ago and wanted to test the battery out.

I had 100% at 7.36am and then went out. I did some normal chrome browsing during that time. I also did the first big update. The translator one that was about 300meg. I downloaded around 500 songs to Spotify.

I got home around 4pm and this is where I really used it almost non stop until 8.34pm.

I watched some YouTube, a 45 min Netflix episode, a ton of web browsing, checking out all the phone settings, Facebook, and about 90 min of gaming (tower defence, top down 2D scrolling shooters).

I stopped at 8.34pm at 5% left. Phone has been on battery for around 13 hours.

Screen on time during the above time reported at 6 hours and 20 minutes.

I was pleased with that though doesn't hit much of the hype I've read lately.

Coming from a Nexus 6P, which my only complaint was battery life (3.5 your SOT on average) I'm happy and really my wish was to have a phone that I could use heavily all day without needing to recharge either at home or out with a power bank.

It's still early stages and I will keep monitoring.

I forgot to add this was at 1080p resolution.
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4th November 2017, 04:29 PM |#3  
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Sad that Moto Z Play beat this 4000mah on my Mate 10, I did lyft for 8hrs no turning off screen non stop playing Spotify and YouTube red on the background and using lyft app and Google map on the Z play and after 8hrs I still have 15% left on 40%screen brightness. The mate 10 only last 6hrs and 10%left. So lesson is don't buy Z Play then buy another more expensive phone. Bought mine $703 on ebay and I am using AT&T and I get same speed as iPhone 7 plus with regards to data speeds. I have a S8 too which I sold because of screen burn in, but the Mate 10 is a beast. It beats my S8 speed with regard to experience using the phone. And IPS is really the way to go if you use the phone how I use it everyday 8-16hrs of screen on time.
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5th November 2017, 01:14 PM |#4  
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So after a few days use and after a 100% charge I get this estimated use. Hmmmn
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6th November 2017, 03:14 AM |#5  
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So after a few days use and after a 100% charge I get this estimated use. Hmmmn

Were you using the phone heavily during those days?
8th November 2017, 02:13 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by Jamdonut

Were you using the phone heavily during those days?

Yes.

So far I get an average of 6.5 - 7hrs of SOT with average of 18-22 hours battery. Is that good?
8th November 2017, 02:34 PM |#7  
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Yes.

So far I get an average of 6.5 - 7hrs of SOT with average of 18-22 hours battery. Is that good?

IMO, it's very good considering the screen size

Did you try comparing SOT with QHD vs FHD resolutions? I understand that SOT won't really improve if you go for lower resolution..
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All pixels on the screen are used regardless. Just a bigger sample size with FHD. However, QHD will use a little more battery if you are changing the image on the display. For the fact that it has to draw that many more pixels each time the image changes. Which is millions of pixels. But I believe a lot of static image changing is done by the cpu and not the gpu. where gpu is used mainly for constant motion on screen.
But honestly part of the reason they have such high resolution is for VR. That and to make more sense of taking UHD pics and videos. Most people won't notice a working difference between the two through regular use unless they keep it really close to their face, or have very good eye sight.
So you will see it use some extra battery. Not a detrimental amount more unless you are a heavy user of games and whatnot. Or if you force GPU rendering, then you should see a big difference in battery

but its still interesting to see the results. If its like 0.5-1h of SOT to a SOT result which on QHD is 6-7 hours, I would never go for lower resolution..
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8th November 2017, 03:23 PM |#8  
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IMO, it's very good considering the screen size

Did you try comparing SOT with QHD vs FHD resolutions? I understand that SOT won't really improve if you go for lower resolution..

but its still interesting to see the results. If its like 0.5-1h of SOT to a SOT result which on QHD is 6-7 hours, I would never go for lower resolution..

I didn't try the higher resolution yet as 1080 for me is absolutely fine looking to my eyes. I came from a nexus 6p which was poor on SOT which I attributed to partly to the resolution.

Still it will be worth to try it at some point to see the difference.

My worst result with battery was today. 4.5 screen time but I did the most gaming and had hours of messenger chats with a 40 minutes voice chat thrown in.
10th November 2017, 08:17 PM |#9  
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super battery
i want to share my mate 10 battery with app ( gsam batterry )
i used whatsapp , instagram , twiteer . youtube , snap chat , phone calls lte , the screen is wqhd 2560x1440 all the time , screen bright is manual on 50 % level brightness

this what i got 13h 49 mint

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21st November 2017, 05:50 AM |#10  
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SOT:

Now after 10 days, mine is usually around 5-7 hours, if I just surf internet, Youtube, using FB, IG, RSS reader and camera (usually without flash). I'm mostly on WiFi using also only 1 SIM at a time (the other switched off).

If using games, this drops to 4-5 hours max. Seems the GPU is burning through battery like butter, the phone is also getting somewhat warmer.



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22nd November 2017, 01:17 AM |#11  
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SOT:

Now after 10 days, mine is usually around 5-7 hours, if I just surf internet, Youtube, using FB, IG, RSS reader and camera (usually without flash). I'm mostly on WiFi using also only 1 SIM at a time (the other switched off).

If using games, this drops to 4-5 hours max. Seems the GPU is burning through battery like butter, the phone is also getting somewhat warmer.

Also been noticing that the mate 10 performs bad in games, could be because the games are not optimized to kirin ?



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Please can the posters just say if it is the Mate 10 or Mate 10 pro, that they have ? thanks
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